Three people have been charged with drugs offences following police raids.

Mohammed Bakye, 44, of Kershaw Road in Dagenham, Naseem Ahmed, 21, of Forbes Street in Whitechapel and a 17-year-old were yesterday (August 7) charged with conspiracy to supply crack cocaine and conspiracy to supply heroin.

Police on Sunday (August 6) carried out seven warrants at properties suspected to be used for "cuckooing", which means using the property of a vulnerable person for drug dealing purposes.

Zombie knives, a sawn-off shotgun, a silencer, a friction lock baton and ammunition were seized, City of London Police said.

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Around £25,000 worth of drugs and a sum of cash were also recovered.

Anyone concerned about drug-related crime or think someone may be a victim of drug exploitation is asked to call police on 101. If it's an emergency, call 999.